If you’re looking for the perfect fairytale, only in slot machine form, then Ever After aims to be that game for you. It’s one of NextGen Gaming’s slots and it delivers awesome cartoon-style graphics which could very well be part of an animation movie, the quality is certainly high enough.
The slot that NextGen designed comes with 5 reels, which is typical, but also with 243 ways to win, and those are quite common these days. Some of the features are activated at random, while others involve free spins delivered via scatters or wilds.
Betting and Prizes
It’s a wager system which has 15 coins that need to be used each time. The part that changes is always the coin value, and that takes the denomination between $0.01 and $2.50. For 15 coins/lines, you can have a wager of $0.15 to $37.50.
As for the prizes, there are several ways to get paid in this game, either through combinations of symbols or scatters. The former, which you can get multiple times per round, will pay up to 300x each. For the latter, you have a top reward of 1,500x. Fill up the screen with high paying symbols, for an ultimate reward of $182,250.
We know what the RTP is expected to be for the entire lifetime of this slot, and at 95.46% it looks pretty good.
Ever After Slot Features
Faye, a fairy godmother character that will appear next to the game area, will be your trigger for a Mirror Magnificent feature, which is a random event. It will be preceded by the border of the first reel turning into a gold version. You have Faye appearing then, while enchanting up to three symbols from reel 1.
There are several ways in which Faye can help out and it’s always something that you get at random. She might super charge wilds, to make them expand on their reel. She might also make it that two scatters are sufficient to trigger free games. A third option would be to turn at least one high paying symbol into a wild. Fourth, she can transform low paying icons into high paying ones.
It’s a game that has scatters as well, and when there are at least three in the game, you can trigger the free spins thanks to them. There are 6, 12 or 30 free spins to be activated, based on the number of scatters. You re-trigger the feature with 2 to 5 symbols, and you get 6 to 60 additional spins.
The free spins are all going to benefit from Faye’s enchanting, so there are better odds of getting big payouts.
Wild symbols are available as well, and they’re capable of paying up to 300x, just as they’re forming combinations when mixed with other icons.
Theme & Design
The fairytale is suggested right from the title, and you see it in the symbols which have been reserved for the game’s reels. You have a couple of teenagers, a boy and a girl, followed by images of a mouse, an owl and four card suit icons. The wild symbol has the image of a Potion. The graphics are among the best that I’ve seen NextGen put out, and they do have a good mix of good-looking slots.
Ever After features excellent graphics, a fairytale inspired story and a decent selection of features, plus it can pay as much as $182,250 in a single round.